A rare visit by one of Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan’s gallopers could pay dividends in the feature $32,000 Winning Post Function Centre Hopkins/Livermore Cup (1400m) at Taree for the $172,000 second day of the Taree Cup Carnival on Friday.
A pair of Group One winners from Stephen Marsh’s stable will be keeping the best of company when they enjoy a hit-out at Taupo on Friday.
Black Heart Bart has firmed to outright favouritism for the Group Two P B Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield as he bids to maintain an unbeaten record over the course and distance.
Alizee is already Group placed but she’ll be chasing silver of a different kind on Saturday at Royal Randwick when she lines up as favourite in the $200,000 Group Two Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m).
While Winx is undeniably the star attraction at Randwick, Ron Quinton is looking forward to welcoming back two talented mares.
Hugh Bowman has emerged as a potential rider for Chautauqua in three runs in Sydney this spring with a booking possibly hinging on which path Winx takes to the Cox Plate.
New Zealand Group One winner Ugo Foscolo is making sharp progress toward a return to racing.
Former West Australian trained filly Seannie will step out for the first time her new trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young in the Group 3 $150,000 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Bjorn Baker is looking forward to one-time Magic Millions contender Champagne Cuddles making her black-type debut after missing the $2 million race with a leg injury.
Scales Of Justice flies out to Melbourne on Thursday off the back of yet another victory – this one off the track – having been announced on Monday night as Western Australia’s Horse of The Year.
Last year’s winner and runner-up are among nominations for the $80,000 Stacks Law Firm Taree Cup Showcase (2000m) on a $305,000 eight-race TAB meeting at Taree on Sunday.
A tight battle is looming in early betting for the Group 2 $200,000 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday with multiple Group 1 winners Black Heart Bart and Hartnell fighting for favouritism.
Mick Price is sticking to his plan to take Lankan Rupee to Adelaide for Saturday’s Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m), in the knowledge a Memsie Stakes run remains a query as a result.
Missile Stakes winner Invincible Gem is unlikely to take on the might of Winx in the 2017 Group 2 $250,000 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.